By Michael Barone | 07/30/14 04:30 PM
Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's lots of evidence to support it. But there's evidence to the contrary as well. On two important issues, veterans' health and job training, congressional Republicans and Democrats have, with little notice, reached constructive...
By Michael Barone | 07/30/14 01:47 PM
If you want to read a stinging critique of Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East diplomacy, take a look at Adam Garfinkle's take in The American Interest blog.
By Michael Barone | 07/25/14 03:14 PM
"Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy."
By Michael Barone | 07/25/14 08:12 AM
For an interesting instance on how onetime Obama enthusiasts have soured on the 44th president, you could do worse than read James Traub's piece in foreignpolicy.com.
By Michael Barone | 07/23/14 02:44 PM
Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.
By Michael Barone | 07/23/14 11:03 AM
The private sector is held accountable in the marketplace. If IT doesn't work, or if cost overruns raise prices to uncompetitive levels, consumers have alternatives. When government IT fails, however, the citizen doesn't have any alternative.
By Michael Barone | 07/22/14 02:13 PM
The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Halbig v. Burwell, announced Tuesday, is a stunning blow to Obamacare and the Obama administration.
By Michael Barone | 07/21/14 05:15 PM
A Politico poll strongly suggests that Hillary Clinton's attempts to put some distance between herself and the president's record are unavailing and perhaps doomed to failure.
By Michael Barone | 07/21/14 11:21 AM
This is one of the hard lessons of life, and one that evidently needs to be learned and relearned by political liberals: One is that public financing of elections is good. The other is that political polarization is bad.
By Michael Barone | 07/19/14 12:08 PM
The sluggish economy isn't weighing down Obama. It's chaos on the border, dysfunction at the IRS and VA, and foreign crises from Ukraine to the Middle East.
By Michael Barone | 07/18/14 03:20 PM
House Democrats who are criticizing and ridiculing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama have in fact often, and not so long ago, brought lawsuits against President George W. Bush or other officials.
By Michael Barone | 07/16/14 03:00 PM
Liberals just aren't very liberal these days. The word “liberal” comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century liberals in this country and abroad stood for free speech, free exercise of religion, free markets, free trade -- for minimal state interference in people's lives.
By Michael Barone | 07/15/14 03:11 PM
The political fallout from the surge of (not entirely) underage Central American illegal immigrants across the Lower Rio Grande is spreading across the nation.
By Michael Barone | 07/14/14 02:16 PM
Bicker is a verb we use to characterize pointless arguments between children. But political campaigns are not pointless.
By Michael Barone | 07/13/14 05:24 PM
The flood of underage--and many not-so-underage--illegal immigrants from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crested in the Rio Grande Valley, but now the waters are being diverted and channeled to other parts of the United States.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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